Cyanide poisoning suspected after man wins $600k on lottery

Quite often Lottery winners featured at Euro-millions.org are often touted as unlucky despite winning a fortune because it appears that as soon as they come into the money they are suddenly cursed with bad luck. Urooj Khan, 46, is another example of luck changing from good to bad for a lottery winner. The Chicago resident died […]

Scottish lottery winner is the biggest loser after football club investment

John McGuinness is a real tale of rags-to-riches-to-rags that includes deceit, debt and football club ownership after he won £10 million on the National Lottery in 1997. John was a hospital porter when he initially won the multi-million pound life-changing sum of money but a series of events would soon see him become a household […]

‘Lucky Loser’ ends up behind bars following $1m lottery win

Charles Riddle is perhaps considered to be the original cursed lottery winner after he won $1 million way back in 1975 in the US state of Michigan. Riddle was soon to hit the headlines for the vast amount of bad luck that his momentary stroke of good luck would bring. It seemed that as soon […]

Husband murders squandering wife after missing jackpot win

Ibi and her husband, Joseph were already rich so their $5million win was the cherry-on-top-of-the-cake. But when Ibi was found dead, not everything turned out to be what it seemed. Ibi Roncaioli and her husband Joseph were happily and comfortably married. They were a wealthy couple. Joseph worked as a gynaecologist earning a good salary of almost […]

Weir rich! Scottish couple scoop record £161 million win

Colin and Chris Weir from Largs in Ayrshire, Scotland won £161,653,000 on the Friday Euromillions on the 15th July, 2011 making them the largest ever British lottery winners. The huge sum and also confirmed them as the 430th richest individuals on the Sunday Times Rich List at the time. The jackpot win was also the […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996.  Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and  murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996  he […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at Euro-Millions.org There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

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Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at Euro-Millions.org, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

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Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

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Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto Euro-Millions.org surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

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Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on Euro-Millions.org is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

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South Korean lotto winner loses it ‘Gangnam Style’

However, one of the targets of his satirical techno ditty could well have been a humble shop worker called Janite Lee, a Korean-American who won a fortune in the lottery – and promptly blew the lotto. Lee, who emigrated from South Korea as a child, was working in a wig shop when she bagged the […]

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Newsagent who sold herself a winning lottery ticket ends up in court for fraud

“I will always remain a humble newsagent. Someone has to win; it was just lucky it was me.” So said Clevely’s Hayley Tarry, who bought a ticket for the EuroMillions draw one very lucky Friday 13th while cashing up in her cornershop, and promptly took down a prize worth over £500,000 when her numbers came […]

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Strictly new knees for lottery winners

Most lottery winners’ stories tell of sports cars in the driveway, mock-Tudor mansions in leafy suburbs, and lavish holidays to the Caribbean. (And jail and bankruptcy, if most of the stories on the Euromillions website are to be believed.) Some winners often splash out on a bit of ‘reconstructive surgery’ for their wives – generally massive boob […]